The newest member of the Agfa Graphics GreenWorks program, Commerce Printing Services uses Azura TS plates.
A new campaign by the Paper and Packaging Board is designed to slow the decline in paper usage and grow demand for packaging.
This week Julie Greenbaum highlights Allied Printing Services, Heidelberg, Michael Makin and Printing Industries of America, The 2015 Capitol Hill Fly-In, Dreamworks Graphic Communications, Menasha, Integrity Graphics and Excelsior Printing, Japan Pulp and Paper Company and Gould Paper, and EFI.
Last week, Allied Printing Services held a ceremony to mark the completion of a solar installation at its Manchester, Connecticut, facility. The ceremony was attended by elected officials, legislators, energy and utility officials, partners and employees. The 1.4 megawatt system, which is comprised of 4,591 panels atop Allied’s 275,000-square-foot facility, will provide about 17 percent of the company's total electricity usage.
A recent survey from Two Sides North America revealed that 88 percent of respondents indicated that they understood, retained or used information better when they read print on paper compared to lower percentages (64 percent and less) when reading on electronic devices.
The 2014 Sustainability Report from International Paper features stories of the company’s key sustainability efforts.
A recent attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most trees planted in an hour was sponsored by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Almost 30 teams planted more than 200,000 trees in 28 different communities within 60 minutes. One team of 100 people even exceeded the existing record by planting 52,598 trees together.
Canopy, an international environmental nonprofit, has released a report profiling forest friendly printers in North America.
To help government agencies become more sustainable, New York established a State Green Procurement and Agency Sustainability Program.
AF&PA has revealed that 65.4 percent of paper consumed in the United States was recovered for recycling in 2014.